LUCKNOW Intelligent traffic management system equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) is helping authorities maintain safety on roads and track down traffic violators. As part of this, traffic police and smart city officials identified habitual offenders and shared the list of 25 people with the RTO office for further action.
“The system combines high-speed artificial intelligence cameras, infrared flashes and advanced filtering to capture clear images of the vehicles. Cameras with AI also help us detect possible crimes. AI quickly identifies images that show evidence of a crime, which is confirmed by humans like us. The technology aims to improve road safety while maintaining human supervision for fairness,” said DCP (traffic) Ashish Srivastava.
“The AI camera system has been tracking drivers and elements breaking the law and behaving differently for quite some time,” said municipal commissioner Inderjeet Singh.
“Lucknow Smart City Limited has installed more than 1,500 cameras for city security. The state capital has an Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) that uses AI to evaluate traffic in real time. The message to traffic violators is clear: either you follow the rules or we will present you with evidence,” he said.
Singh said: “We are currently testing the technology. When fully implemented, it is likely to change the traffic scenario of the city. Real-time traffic monitoring with AI would be helpful in implementing traffic rules, while human interface in road management will be reduced. The traffic lights will operate automatically during the day, depending on the volume of traffic and the average speed on the road.”
“AI technology helped police identify some repeat offenders. We have shared the names of 25 such people with the RTO office so that action can be taken against them,” said DCP (traffic) Ashish Srivastava.
He added: “When we tested this technology, we were surprised to find that many drivers were not wearing seat belts, jumping signs and fighting with people. As of today we have data on 25 habitual offenders who have violated traffic rules more than 30 times in a month. “We want to send a clear message to anyone who continues to violate traffic rules: you will be caught… we are watching you.”
Srivastava said, “We have also suggested to the state government to link fines and challans with annual vehicle insurance.”